Wanderers hit Athletic for five

Johnny McGovern rises above Athletic’s Daniel Goan and Michael Simpson to clear the ball

Johnny McGovern rises above Athletic’s Daniel Goan and Michael Simpson to clear the ball

Enniskillen Athletic    0
Irvinestown Wanderers    5

Irvinestown Wanderers would record a comfortable victory over a depleted Enniskillen Athletic on Saturday to make it four wins from four in Division 2 where they share top spot with Enniskillen Santos.

Its been a positive opening to the campaign for Wanderers who are looking to return to the top flight after an absence of a few seasons. A bright first quarter yielded a goal from Ronan Ormsby, the midfielder unleashing a shot from distance into the top corner.


The visitors would double their advantage on 28minutes. Kevin Swift did well to beat a few players before feeding Liam Murphy on the edge of the penalty area he drilled a shot past an unmoved home goalkeeper.

Conor McQuigan was having a fine game at the back for Irvinestown and Athletic were struggling to carve out any clear openings. By half time it should have been 3-0 but the post would deny Gary Maguire, the attacker’s penalty after a foul on Liam Murphy bouncing to safety off the upright.

Wanderers continued to dictate proceedings in the second half and would run in three more goals. It half was only minutes old when Maguire released Lyden Johnston who made no mistake with an accomplished finish.

Kevin Swift and Ronan Ormsby combined well midway through the half before Liam Murphy volleyed in number four and late on Gary Maguire did get among the goals as his side maintained their 100% start to the new season.

For Enniskillen Athletic it was an afternoon to forget for Peter Goan’s charges that have lost the majority of last season’s side who helped gain promotion to college in England and as a result the pool of players available has shrunk dramatically. Securing their status in the division is the main priority and they face a tricky game in Strule this weekend as they look to pick up points.

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